Nicole Fields

  • Program Years: 2009-2013
  • Academic Institution: University of Chicago
  • Field of Study: Astroparticle Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Juan Collar
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Astronomy-Physics, University of Virginia, 2008
    M.S. Physics, University of Chicago, 2009
    Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 2014

Current Status

  • Status: Reactor Operations Engineer at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Research Area: Astroparticle Physics


Fields, N., "A Multi-Wavelength Blazar Campaign" American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting, Austin, TX, January 2008.

Fields, N. et al. "Towards a Lower Energy Threshold: Reducing the Parasitic Capacitance of the BEGe Mount". Stewardship Sciences Academic Alliance (SSAA) Symposium, Washington, DC, January 2010.

"A Maximum Likelihood Analysis of Low-Energy CDMS Data". High Energy Physics Lunch Seminar, University of Chicago, June 2012.

"A low-energy analysis of CDMS data". Identification of Dark Matter, Chicago, July 2012.

Horan, D. et al., "Multiwavelength Observations of Markarian 421 in 2005-2006". 2009 Astrophys J. 695 596.

MAJORANA Collaboration, "Astroparticle Physics with a Customized Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector". 2011 Nucl. Instr. Meth. A652, 692-695.

Aalseth, C. E. et al. (CoGeNT Collaboration), "Results from a Search for Light-Mass Dark Matter with a P-type Point Contact Germanium Detector". 2011 Phys. Rev. Lett. 106. 131301.

Aalseth, C. E. et. al., "Search for an Annual Modulation in a P-type Point Contact Germanium Dark Matter Detector". 2011 Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 141301.

Collar, J.I. and Fields, N.E., "A Maximum Likelihood Analysis of Low-Energy CDMS Data". Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.

Majorana Collaboration. "Characteristics of Signals Originating Near the Lithium-Diffused N+ Contact of High Purity Germanium P-Type Point Contact Detectors".

Aalseth, C. E. et. al., "CoGeNT: A Search for Low-Mass Dark Matter using p-type Point Contact Germanium Detectors".

Guiseppe, V. E., Elliott, S. R., Fields, N. E. and Hixon, D., "Fast-Neutron Activation of Long-Lived Nuclides in Natural Pb."

Bonicalzi, R. M. et al., "The C-4 Dark Matter Experiment". Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 712 (2013) 27-33.


National Merit Semi-Finalist 2003
Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction 2003
Dean's List, University of Virginia, 7 Semesters, Spring 2005 through Spring 2008
James W. Elkins, Sr. Award for Outstanding Physics Major, University of Virginia, May 2008
Graduated with highest distinction, University of Virginia, May 2008
Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowship, Sept. 2008 - June 2009
Robert R. McCormick Fellowship, Sept. 2008 - June 2010
Robert G. Sachs Summer Fellowship, Summer 2009
Best Young Researcher Presentation - Identification of Dark Matter 2012